On June 7, 2023 Council passed a Bylaw 2023-24 "Water Use and Conservation Bylaw" for the Town of Diamond Valley.
SEASONAL WATERING (Level 1) is currently in effect
All Outdoor Water Use is permitted. The recommended schedule for lawn watering is as follows:
Recommended hours for watering lawns, on the days noted below, are:
6:00 am to 9:00 am, or
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, or
2:00 am to 5:00 am, for automatic irrigation systems.
Use the last number of your civic address (odd or even) to determine your watering days.
Odd numbered addresses (ending in 1,3,5,7,9) may water on:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays
Even numbered addresses (ending in 0,2,4,6,8) may water on:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Diamond Valley Protective Services staff enforce the Water Use and Conservation Bylaw.
Water EmergenciesIf you are experiencing flooding inside your basement or another water emergency, turn off your main shut-off valve, call the 24-Hour Public Works Emergency line, and then call your plumber.
Be winter-wise - know what to do to prevent Frozen Water Lines, or what to do if it happens to you!
100 Ways To Conserve Water
Be Wise With Water
Potential Causes of High Water Bills
13 Essential Tips to Conserve Water in Your Garden The Daily Gardener, May 17 2019
Rain barrels and rain totes are available to purchase on a first come first serve basis via the Diamond Valley Town Office, please call to make arrangements to purchase and pick up your rain barrel/tote.
The Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation (SRRUC) provides the Town of Diamond Valley with potable water. To learn more about SRRUC or to view information and meeting minutes, please click the links.
Diamond Valley Utility operators monitor the Town's potable water to ensure their treatment and distribution processes are continuing to provide safe drinking water for the Town's residents. Alberta Environment and Public Works monitor the Town's drinking water quality against approved water quality guidelines to ensure compliance while delivering safe drinking water and optimization of facility performances.
Testing of the water in the Diamond Valley system happens regularly, with larger-scale testing occurring twice each year. Part of the results of those tests provides us with the "hardness level" of our water, which residents with water-softeners need to know. The most recent test results were from October, 2021, and the hardness level was 180 mg/L or 12.6 gpg.